Canon EOS Kiss M2 vs Nikon D3000

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss M2 and Nikon D3000. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Kiss M2
Nikon D3000

Manufacturing

Canon EOS Kiss M2 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D3000 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Kiss M2 were released 2020 and Nikon D3000 was released 2009. That is a 11 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Kiss M2 Canon 2020
Nikon D3000 Nikon 2009

Type of camera

Canon EOS Kiss M2 is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D3000 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Kiss M2 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D3000 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS Kiss M2 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D3000 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Canon EOS Kiss M2 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3000 has 10,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS Kiss M2 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Nikon D3000 10,2 MP 10036224 3872 2592

Canon EOS Kiss M2 has a 139 % larger resolution than Nikon D3000. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS Kiss M2 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D3000. Canon EOS Kiss M2 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D3000 has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss M2 100-25600
Nikon D3000 100-3200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS Kiss M2 has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3000 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3000 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS Kiss M2 belong to the Canon EOS M-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss M2
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3000

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Kiss M2 can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3000 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss M2 10
Nikon D3000 3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS Kiss M2. Unfortunately Nikon D3000 does not support recording movies and movie clips.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D3000 weighs 536 gr (equal to 1,18 lb) which is 39% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss M2 and its 387 gr (or 0,85 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Kiss M2 387 gr 0,85 lb
Nikon D3000 536 gr 1,18 lb